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Chateau La Dominique 2012

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Winemaker Notes

With its deep and shiny color, Chateau La Dominique brings together the generosity of a Saint Emilion and the typicity of a Pomerol. The nose is intense, characterized by seducing aromas of ripe fruits and subtle spicy notes. In most vintages, you will find truffle and licorice notes, complemented by peppery and woody aromas. With a sharp attack, it is fleshy and round, with silky and precise tannins. The finish is long and full and leaves you with a pleasant feeling of bliss. Aimed to be aged in most vintages, but can also be appreciated during its early years.

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V 94
Vinous
Above all else, the 2012 La Dominique speaks to precision. Beautifully expressive in the glass, the 2012 offers a compelling mélange of plum, lavender, mint, licorice and purplish fruits. Sweet floral and spiced notes add yet another dimension on the deep, pure finish. There is so much to like here. The 2012 is 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Michel Rolland and Jean-Philippe Fort consult.
RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This is a gorgeous, hedonistic, yet complex La Dominique with an inky purple color, oodles of blue, red and black fruits, sweet tannin, a generous, opulent, full-bodied mouthfeel, and a long finish. This 2012 is sensational and further evidence of the rebound of La Dominique after a few years of mediocrity. It is a sleeper of the vintage to be drunk over the next 15 years.
WW 92
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
One never knows what one will get with Château La Dominque. Over the past two decades, I have found this wine evolving into a finer and more consistent wine. The 2012 is wildly bright. Showing aromas and flavors of ripe, red fruits, savory spices, and earth notes, it looks like it would be a good match with lightly spiced lamb stew. (Tasted: January 30, 2015, San Francisco, CA)
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast
A very juicy wine made from grapes that were probably too ripe, this wine does have structure, but it shows only slowly through the soft, very juicy fruit flavors.
Barrel Sample:89-91 Points
WS 90
Wine Spectator
Offers a lively spice box profile, with anise, cinnamon and clove notes studding the core of crushed plum and boysenberry fruit. A light savory shading runs through the caressing, open-knit finish. Best from 2016 through 2022.
JS 90
James Suckling
A red with dried fruits, blanched almonds and white chocolate that follow through to a firm palate, bright acidity and a fruity finish.
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Driven by enthusiasm and the spirit of enterprise, in 1969 Clément Fayat acquired Chateau La Dominique, an estate offering a high class terroir, located on the western side of the Saint-Emilion appellation.

Respect for the soil in order to bring out its potential at its best, disciplined and careful work in the vines throughout their life-cycle, greatest care for the grapes from their ripening until the crucial period of fermentation, and finally the closest attention that is paid during the ageing process and the bottling. The winery has 23 hectares and the soils are 25% deep gravel, 75% old sand mixes with gravel over a clay sub-layer. The vines average 30 years of age.

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